Table 1

Assignment of treatments to classes

TreatmentsStudiesClasses
Placebo injection+eccentric exercises (high-dose)Bell 2013,33 Boesen 2017,35 de Jonge 201137 Exercise therapy+placebo injection
Autologous blood injection+eccentric exercises (high-dose)Bell 2013,33 Pearson 201243 Exercise+injection therapy
High-volume injection+eccentric exercises (high-dose)Boesen 201735 Exercise+injection therapy
Platelet-rich plasma injection+eccentric exercises (high-dose)Boesen 2017,35 de Jonge 201137 Exercise+injection therapy
Eccentric exercises (high-dose)Pearson 2012,43 Beyer 2015,34 de Jonge 2010,36 Silbernagel 2007,48 Yelland 2011,52 Rompe 2007,46 Rompe 2009,46 Zhang 2013,53 Balius 2016,32 Stevens 201449 Exercise therapy
Heavy slow resistance exercisesBeyer 201534 Exercise therapy
Night splint+eccentric exercises (high-dose)de Jonge 201036 Exercise+night splint therapy
Continued sports activity+eccentric exercises (high-dose)Silbernagel 200748 Exercise therapy
Prolotherapy injectionsYelland 201152 Injection therapy
Prolotherapy injections+eccentric exercises (high-dose)Yelland 201152 Exercise+injection therapy
Shockwave therapyRompe 200746 Shockwave therapy
Wait-and-seeRompe 200746 Wait-and-see
Shockwave therapy+eccentric exercises (high-dose)Rompe 200945 Exercise+shockwave therapy
Acupuncture treatmentZhang 201353 Acupuncture therapy
Mucopolysaccharides supplement+eccentric exercises (high-dose)Balius 201632 Exercise+mucopolysaccharides supplement therapy
Mucopolysaccharides supplement+passive stretchingBalius 201632 Exercise+mucopolysaccharides supplement therapy
Eccentric exercises as toleratedStevens 201449 Exercise therapy